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9030308 Piezoelectric haptic actuator integration  
User interface experiences with electronic devices are enhanced with feedback cues such as haptic or vibrotactile output feedback. One or more piezoelectric actuators generate haptic output. The...
8963696 Apparatus for performing key control with reduced key matrix pin count  
An apparatus for performing key control includes an integrated circuit (IC) arranged to detect a key press according to some input/output signals of a key matrix, where the input/output signals...
8890667 Apparatus and method for providing visual-haptic information, and button having the same  
A button for providing visual-haptic information includes a visual-haptic variable button that adaptively provides various types of visual-haptic information according to input of information to...
8890016 Touch pad device  
A touch pad for an operating button of an electronics device provides a contact point for tactile input through the button. The button is adhesively mounted to the button, the surface of the...
8830188 Infrastructural haptics on wall scale interactive displays  
An interactive wall provides tactile feedback based on detected touch and displayed content on the wall surface. Upon detecting a touch on the wall surface, the interactive wall provides real time...
8823649 Pointing device having rotational sensors  
A pointing device and method for providing both translational and rotational input to a computer, to manipulate graphical objects. In one embodiment, a pointing stick is cantilevered to a base....
8760413 Tactile surface  
In one or more embodiments, a device includes a surface and an actuator mechanism operably associated with the surface. The actuator mechanism is configured to provide tactile feedback to a user...
8743072 Display device and control method thereof  
A display device provides a user with tactile feedback using a tactile user interface. The display device includes a display unit, a tactile feedback unit, and a controller. The controller detects...
8723832 Method for actuating a tactile interface layer  
A method for actuating a tactile interface layer for a device that defines a surface with a deformable region, comprising the steps of detecting a gesture of the user along the surface of the...
8712709 Delta-sigma AD converter circuit and battery pack  
A delta-sigma AD converter circuit includes a plurality of registers to store plural data obtained by dividing data stored in the shift register and to hold the plural data in such a form that...
8665076 Tactile feedback method and system, computer program and storage medium that stores the computer program  
A tactile feedback system includes: a removing section for removing a contact-device-specific oscillating waveform, included in both a first contact-generated waveform representing a frictional...
8605053 Method and device for detecting user input  
A method and a device for detecting user input includes receiving a user input at an input arrangement of a user interface. The input arrangement has at least one piezoelectric sensor that...
8599047 Haptic keyboard assemblies and methods  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments, movement of an actuator and/or a user-engageable portion in a direction...
8542133 Backlit haptic key  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that utilize electrically-deformable material as an actuating mechanism to provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments,...
8542134 Keyboard adaptive haptic response  
Various embodiments provide a keyboard that adaptively provides haptic feedback to a user. In at least some embodiments, an actuation of a key or keyboard element of the keyboard is detected. This...
8451248 Display device and control method thereof  
Disclosed is a display device that provides a user with tactile feedback using a tactile user interface. The display device includes a touch sensitive display unit to display an object, a tactile...
8442578 Mobile personal services platform for providing feedback  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating feedback. In one aspect, a method includes receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors, wherein at least...
8421610 Touch screen and method of operating the same  
Provided are a touch screen and a method of operating the same. The touch screen includes a detecting part, a control part, and a tactile feedback part. The detecting part detects object's...
8416065 Overlay for electronic device and method of identifying same  
An overlay includes a sheet corresponding to a plurality of keys that are associated with an application for a portable electronic device. An identifier is associated with the application. The...
8410897 Contact detection device for vehicular use and security device for vehicular use  
Disclosed are a contact detection device for vehicular use and a security device for vehicular use that are capable of identifying whether contact is human-induced and that prevent erroneous...
8410917 Haptic feedback device for a portable terminal  
A haptic feedback device for a portable terminal. The haptic feedback device includes an input member, a vibration member that passes through the input member, and serves as a rotation axis of the...
8395591 Electro-osmotic tactile display  
The present disclosure generally relates to tactile display devices that include a reservoir for containing a driving fluid. A plurality of toxel portions may be sensitively drivable by the fluid...
8339250 Electronic device with localized haptic response  
An electronic device (100) configured to provide a localized haptic response to a user is provided. The electronic device (100) includes an interface assembly (102) having a user interface surface...
8325068 Curve-shaped touch-sensitive keyboard  
A curve-shaped touch-sensitive keyboard comprises a keyboard casing in form of a curve surface, in which upper and lower ends of the keyboard casing are warped upwards along a whole length of the...
8319671 Keypad structure  
A keypad structure comprises a plurality of dome switches. Each of the plurality of dome switches provides a first tactile feedback to a user when pressed. At least one vibratory element is...
8319670 Input arrangement  
The invention provides an input device of an electric apparatus and a method of manufacturing an input device, wherein the input device comprises: a key member for receiving an input from a user,...
8310444 Projected field haptic actuation  
An electronic device includes a touch surface that can be physically engaged by a user. The touch surface is operably connected to an actuator arm which, in turn, is connected to an actuator...
8294600 Keyboard adaptive haptic response  
Various embodiments provide a keyboard that adaptively provides haptic feedback to a user. In at least some embodiments, an actuation of a key or keyboard element of the keyboard is detected. This...
8248278 Haptic keyboard assemblies, systems and methods  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that utilize electrically-deformable material as an actuating mechanism to provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments,...
8248277 Haptic keyboard systems and methods  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that utilize electrically-deformable material as an actuating mechanism to provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments,...
8223040 Mobile terminal and method for operating touch keypad thereof  
A mobile terminal and method for operating a touch keypad, the mobile terminal including a touch keypad, a touch sensor processor for sensing a signal inputted from a key selected by a user on the...
8199033 Haptic keyboard systems and methods  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that utilize electrically-deformable material as an actuating mechanism to provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments,...
8179235 Tactile interface for mobile devices  
A tactile input to a system having a speaker located in an enclosure with an audio port can be detected by generating a sound wave in response to a signal and sensing the phase relationship...
8139035 Touch sensitive keypad with tactile feedback  
A keypad includes discrete keys formed by touch sensors or virtual keys on a touch sensitive area. The discrete or virtual keys are mechanically linked to a biased switch. The key that has been...
8125356 Electronic device providing a number input system  
An electronic device providing number input is an input combination of a number input system. The number input system comprises three horizontal elements and four vertical elements arranged in the...
8100594 Data input arrangement with a shaped interface  
A data input arrangement may include a first array of input keys defining a first shape extending across a first typing surface thereof; and a second array of input keys defining a second shape...
8085170 Wireless communication device with vibrating module  
A wireless communication device (100) includes a communicating module (16), a sensor module (26) and a decoding module (28). The communicating module receives and sends character messages. The...
8081163 Raised keys on a miniature keyboard  
A miniature keyboard wherein the keys are arranged in a way to improve data entry and decrease the chance of depressing multiple keys at a time. Accordingly, the height of the keys are patterned...
7969288 Force feedback system including multi-tasking graphical host environment and interface device  
A force feedback system provides components for use in a force feedback system including a host computer and a force feedback interface device. An architecture for a host computer allows...
7932839 Mobile terminal and method for operating touch keypad thereof  
A mobile terminal and method for operating a touch keypad, the mobile terminal including a touch keypad, a touch sensor for sensing a signal inputted from a key selected by a user on the touch...
7898386 Control device for vehicles  
There is described a remote controller for a vehicle. A storage module stores control data to be transmitted to an in-vehicle Transceiver. A transceiver switch has a transmit mode to transmit a...
7889170 Inner force sense presentation device, inner force sense presentation method, and inner force sense presentation program  
A force feedback apparatus of the present invention includes: jetting means that includes a nozzle and that can control a jet amount or a jet direction of gas or liquid jetted from the nozzle; jet...
7741979 Haptic keyboard systems and methods  
Various embodiments provide keyboards that utilize electrically-deformable material as an actuating mechanism to provide haptic feedback to a user of the keyboard. In at least some embodiments,...
7536020 Wearable communication device  
A wearable communication device includes a bone conduction actuator which is applicable for being in contact with a user's wrist, hand, back of the hand, finger or nail in order to transmit voice...
7515060 Insulin pump for the visually impaired  
Methods of programming a pump and insulin pumps. One method include displaying a first screen on a display of the pump. The method also includes, upon displaying the first screen, emitting a first...
7468573 Method of providing tactile feedback  
A method provides tactile feedback emulating a click like feedback provided by one or more low cost, thin piezoelectric devices (142) to an input device (110) of an electronic device (100), the...
7420480 Methods, systems, and computer program products for iteratively providing feedback via a user interface for multi-character, multi-mode alphanumeric data entry  
Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer program products for receiving input from a multi-function momentary switch by providing feedback from a user interface for each function associated...
7408107 Keyboard with audio output  
A keyboard provides an analog sound signal for a sound producing device. The keyboard includes an interface circuit that couples the keyboard to a digital sound source through a universal serial...
7394456 Raised keys on a miniature keyboard  
A miniature keyboard wherein the keys are arranged in a way to improve data entry and decrease the chance of depressing multiple keys at a time. Accordingly, the height of the keys are patterned...
7385530 Key system for a communication device  
A key activation system for use in a handheld communication device is provided. The system comprises an activation mechanism associated with a key in the system, a first feedback system and a...

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